Women's Cycling

pedElle 2016 charity cycle challenge opens with Salzburg to Venice route


Registration has now opened for pedElle 2016, the charity cycle challenge for women working in the property industry. Organised by Club Peloton, the fundraising charity that specialises in creating business networks, pedElle 2016 is open to female property professionals who will take on the challenge of cycling 425km over three days.

pedElle’s route differs every year, offering a fresh challenge for repeat riders. This year the riders will cycle from Austria to Italy. Departing Salzburg on Monday 23rd May the peloton will make its way 173km to the medieval town of Lienz. On 24th May they will cycle 132km from Lienz to the north Italian city of Udine. On the third and final day, Wednesday 25th May, they will ride 120km to Venice, to arrive in time for the start of the Architecture Biennale 2016, the 15th edition of the international architecture exhibition.

The cyclists will ride as a peloton to ensuring efficient cycling and an atmosphere that engenders networking and camaraderie along the way. They will also benefit from a full support crew consisting of lead car, mechanics, logistics, sports therapists and motorcycle outriders.

pedElle 2016 Cycle Challenge
The ride is fully supported to ensure every rider crosses the finish line

In addition to the entry fee, the riders are required to raise a minimum amount for a number of children’s charities, including Coram, the UK’s first dedicated children’s charity. Through its various services, Coram helps 1.25 million children every year. To date, Coram has received £500,000 from Club Peloton events, making it Coram’s largest corporate partner. The funds raised by pedElle 2016 will go towards Coram’s adoption services, helping vulnerable children find stable, loving families.

Jennifer Ross, one of co-founders of pedElle and Director of Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design, commented, “Whilst pedElle is very much about networking, and about taking on a significant endurance challenge, it’s also about having fun. pedElle’s mission is to help bring women in property together and every year the ride has fostered new friendships and brought about new business opportunities for those that participate. We are looking forward to 2016 to be our biggest and best edition to date.”

Nick Hanmer, Chief Executive of Club Peloton, added, “The unique thing about pedElle is the incredible amount of support that women give each other in a group that men do not, making everyone stronger together than as individuals. Because the ride is fully supported, the cyclists are able to focus on the riding, the scenery and the fantastic rider experience – a unique team effort that creates memories and relationships for life.”

Registration for pedElle 2016 is now open at: https://race-nation.com/pedelle-2016

Sponsorship opportunities are also available. To find out more about becoming a Carbon or Alloy sponsor, please download the sponsorship brochure: http://www.clubpeloton.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/pedElle-Sponsorship-Brochure-2016.pdf.

For more information on Club Peloton please visit http://www.clubpeloton.org or follow on Twitter @ClubPeloton.

pedElle 2016 countryside
Stunning scenery awaits the riders of pedElle 2016